December 19, 2010 § 7 Comments
These are my two oldest Christmas decorations. They were given to me by my piano teacher when I was a kid. (Mom, do you remember these?) Back in the 70′s painting ceramics was really popular. Both of these have dates and initials on the back. I don’t remember how long I took piano lessons. But music has never been one of my talents. I’m not sure that I could even play any more. I always jokingly say that I can play the radio/stereo really well!
What are your oldest Christmas decorations?
December 18, 2010 § 14 Comments
One quilt done! And one rotten pumpkin that needs to be thrown out! Only 2 more quilts, a table topper, and a forest of Yo Yo trees that I would like to finish before Christmas.
This one is for the neighbors that routinely watch our pets when we are gone. They are awesome neighbors, even feeding the cats on a moment’s notice. This quilt was based on the Tropical Frothy Quilt by Liza Prior Lucy in the book Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in the Sun. Almost entirely from my stash, I made everything a slightly different size based on my smallest piece of stash fabric. I think the final measurements were somewhere around 61″ or 62″ square. The quilt in the book finishes at 65″ x 78″.
Lots of loopy quilting… the fastest and easiest way for me to finish a quilt.
December 17, 2010 § 5 Comments
In 1998/1999 my husband had to work in Germany between Christmas & New Year. While he was working I went shopping and sightseeing. One day I took the train to Nurnberg, wandered the National Museum and did some after Christmas shopping. I picked up this Christmas Pyramid and few decorations for the tree. This is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. And the Museum was amazing. I think I enjoyed it more than the Louvre. And the Louvre is pretty fantastic.
December 16, 2010 § 1 Comment
This year my hubby and I decided to only exchange small gift items that would fit in our stockings. I wish we could hang our stockings “by the chimney with care”, but we haven’t gotten around to installing some sort of mantel on the fireplace yet. Here are a few things on my wish list. What’s on yours?
Divine Twine – in Cherry, Green Apple or Oyster
Smartwool Socks (Snowflake or Jovian Stripe) – I have some other Smartwool socks and I love them! I also love to wear hand knit wool socks in the winter. I lay the hand knit socks flat to dry and sometimes there are more socks that need washing than places to let them dry.
iPod Touch – And something that might fit in our stockings, but not necessarily in the inexpensive category. Greedy, aren’t I?